Deadline Approaching: Radical Resistance Conference

deadline for submissions: 
February 28, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Duquesne University English Graduate Organization

Radical Resistance: Dissent and Boundary Crossing in the Humanities deadline for submissions: February 28, 2019 full name / name of organization: English Graduate Organization contact email: radicalresistance2019@gmail.com 

Radical Resistance: Dissent and Boundary Crossing in the Humanities - Saturday, April 6th

 Inspired by the current political climate in the United States and around the world, the Duquesne University English Graduate Organization seeks papers from graduate and upper-level undergraduate students on different forms of resistance. How does resistance take shape across the humanities? How can political resistance, transgressions of social boundaries, and dissent from the majority impact our work and our lives? We invite submissions for panels, papers, posters, and other media presentations that explore the theme of resistance.

Possible topics for presentation include, but are not limited to:

  • Resisting disciplinary boundaries
  • Identities that resist norms or resist categorization
  • Political resistance and dissent
  • Literature of resistance
  • Border studies
  • Resistance through pedagogy and course design
  • Individuals shaped by their acts of resistance

Presentation Modes & Abstract Due Dates:

Paper presentation: We welcome individual papers no longer than 20 minutes. Please send a 250-300 word abstract of your paper to radicalresistance2019@gmail.com by midnight on February 28th, 2019.

 Panel presentation: We welcome pre-made panels of three presenters. Proposals should include a title, rationale for the panel, and individual paper abstracts (250-300 words each). Panels should be no longer than 60 minutes to allow time for a question and answer period. Please send all of this information to radicalresistance2019@gmail.com by midnight on February 28th, 2019.

Poster presentation: We welcome poster presentations for display during the day of the conference. Posters should be no larger than 36" by 48". Presenters may either elect to use a corkboard or a table. Please send a 250-300 word abstract of your research to radicalresistance2019@gmail.com by midnight on February 28th, 2019.

 Digital presentation: We welcome digital presentations (blog, vlog, website, digital humanities project, etc.) for display. Please note that you must provide your own computer. Please send a 250-300 word abstract of your research and specify if you have any other AV to radicalresistance2019@gmail.com by midnight on February 28th, 2019.

Submit proposals to conference director, Courtney Mullis, at radicalresistance2019@gmail.com. Please refer to our website, https://radicalresistance2.wixsite.com/conference, for conference details and registration information.